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Hey folks, Harry here... If I were ROGUE, DIMENSION, NEW LINE, LIONS GATE or REVOLUTION - I'd sign up with DARK HORSE on this immediately and produce the living dead out of it. You've got an absolute Icon that's sold more DVDs than Mickey Mouse - Has two Best Selling books - and is a genre god... fighting Zombies. With the correct marketing and push... and Bruce on every talk show in America - this movie could be 5 times as big as STEALTH or THE ISLAND! And still cost less than half of what their opening weekend dribbles were. Call this, "HI! I'M BRUCE CAMPBELL, YOU MAY REMEMBER ME FROM..." heh. Here ya go...

Hey folk, Drunk-ass Steve here. This is a week and a half late, but I'm a busy guy. Bruce Campbell had his book signing and Man With The Screaming Brain showing here in Minneapolis last week and I happened to make it there. AICN has had a couple little bits about an upcoming Campbell movie where the world gives him a shotgun and a chainsaw to take on zombies. I figured for all your sake, I'd ask him these questions both at the signing and the Q&A at the movie.

So here's the fucking score... Bruce said to me at the signing that it is not the world, it is a small town in Oregon (the state in which he lives). At the premier of The Man With The Screaming Brain, I asked nearly the same question but asked for more detail; partially for the AICN crowd, but also for the crowd there that probably had no idea it was in the works. He said the movie should be shooting sometime fairly soon this year by Dark Horse Comics. It is a small town in Oregon that gets overrun by zombies and some dumb fuck recognizes Bruce Campbell from the Evil Dead series and has the "great" idea to give him a double barrelled shotgun and a chainsaw. In short, he said, "the whole town mistakes me as Ash, and I've never shot a gun, nor used a chainsaw." Bruce commented on this saying something like, "and I don't know shit on how to use either one, so I actually cause more deaths than the zombies." I mostly asked this to get a title out of him 'cause this would be bigger news, but for now it is "Bruce Campbell Untitled" I think, or something close to that. Either way, it's untitled as of yet.

For those of you still planning on hitting a Bruce Campbell showing, I do highly recommend asking about Sam Raimi's car that is used in every movie he has done. Bruce's story and plans about that are fucking hilarious. If this actually gets used, I may share what I remember in the Talkbacks.

As for The Man With The Screaming Brain, I'd review it, but I don't have reviewer skills. It was funny as hell, definitely worth a watch, but I didn't have as high opinion of it as I expected. I think the Q&A was the best part of it all.

Drunk-ass Steve (International Quarter-ass Celebrity) out...

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  • Aug. 6, 2005, 6:32 p.m. CST

    first biatch

    by SirBiatchReturns

  • Aug. 6, 2005, 6:33 p.m. CST

    and i wont be watching this when/if it comes out

    by SirBiatchReturns

  • Aug. 6, 2005, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Po Mo

    by Moe Ron

    Sounds good to me. But I like crap. He was here in Indianapolis the other night but I couldn't make it. Heard he was a delight.

  • Aug. 6, 2005, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Sounds like a rehash of GalaxyQuest

    by IMMORTAL-1

    But intead of aliens it's zombies.

  • Aug. 6, 2005, 6:58 p.m. CST


    by iamnicksaicnsn

    Bruce Campbell's the man. And "Hi I'm Bruce Campbell, You May Remember Me from Such Films as..." is a great, but wordy title.

  • Aug. 6, 2005, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Boo yAH!

    by ShoulderDevil

    finally a film worthy of Bruce Campbell, mocking his typecast and tiding us over for those much desired evil dead sequals!

  • Aug. 6, 2005, 7:09 p.m. CST

    "5 times as big as STEALTH or THE ISLAND!"

    by I Dunno

    Wow, that's something to aspire to. Yes, it does sound like a rehash of Galaxy Quest, which was a rehash of a Star Trek short story but as far as modern filmmaking goes, that counts as original. Unfortunatly the humor requires that people outside of the hardcore geek film community know who the hell Bruce Campbell is. But good luck.

  • Aug. 6, 2005, 7:57 p.m. CST

    What`s the big deal with Campbell on this site? Seriously, he IS

    by Man of Stool


  • Aug. 6, 2005, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Man of Stool, I used to wonder that as well...

    by 3 Bag Enema

    ...but the truth is, Campbell is beyond cool, and he's not a bad actor, as long as you're asking him to play that one character he does well, which, essentially is variations on Ash. Plus, go rent the Evil Dead DVD, and try to sit through the Sam Raimi commentary. I bet you can't do it without losing consciousness at least once. Then, go listen to the Bruce Campbell commentary. Now that's some funny shit, and it's why he gets all the love around here. Oh, wait. He's also the best actor of his generation at playing geriatric Elvises. Sorry, Bruce.

  • Aug. 6, 2005, 8:46 p.m. CST

    I want the REAL ASH not mr goody two shoes

    by VatoLoco

    ya he has sold more dvds than any otther ballroom bitch on the block so make a god damn EVIL DEAD 4 for the dvd buying public!!!!!!

  • Aug. 6, 2005, 9:02 p.m. CST

    The next person that says a bad word about Campbell will taste t

    by Mr Brownstone

    Bad mouthing Ash. You bitch's have reached yet another new low. Now get the fuck out of my way.

  • Aug. 6, 2005, 9:21 p.m. CST

    To NewYorkKid: Why Bruce Campbell Rules

    by Johnny Ahab

    Okay, NYK, who's your favorite actor? I'm not trying to be a dick, just think of your favorite actor. All right, now ask yourself, does this Actor come to screenings and do Q&As with his fans? Does he sit for hours on end to autograph books/DVDS/posters/human flesh and chat with his admirers? Probably not. That's why Bruce earns so much love on this site and from the geek community. Yes, the "Evil Dead" movies are a gas. And yes, Bruce doesn't often get a lot of respect and great roles from Hollywood. But the fact that this guy goes out night after night to towns all over the country and connects with people, that makes him a god in many geeks' eyes (including mine). Have you seen Bruce in action? Go see him when he comes thru your town, and you'll get it. I saw him at a double-feature of "EVIL DEAD 2" and "ARMY OF DARKNESS" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music three years ago, and the place went crazy. And he was hilarious. And generous. And truly appreciative of his audience. John Turturro sat behind me, and howled during the movies, and was heard to say, "Man, I love this guy." It's hard to explain if you haven't lived thru the ritual. But go see Bruce in person some time, and you'll understand.

  • Aug. 6, 2005, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Sounds sweet

    by Kayfabe

    I hope its legit,could be alot of fun. for those asking why we like the bruce,for me he just seems like he is having fun in his roles and his timing is great

  • Aug. 6, 2005, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Bruce is God

    by John-Locke

    All hail the chin. This sounds quite promising.

  • Aug. 6, 2005, 9:28 p.m. CST

    5 times as big as STEALTH or THE ISLAND!

    by dr.bulber

    all that means is that it might break even.(unless you're talking an imax chin.)

  • Aug. 6, 2005, 9:46 p.m. CST

    ATTN: Guillermo Del Toro: please hire Bruce for the Lobster John

    by IAmLegolas

    You know he's right for the part, he won't cost an arm and a leg and he has an army of rabid fanboys to add to the B.O. numbers.

  • Aug. 6, 2005, 10:42 p.m. CST

    why we like Bruce...

    by Lain Of The Net

    At the moment mainstream cinema is damn uninteresting. We got sequels (as well as the dreaded prequels - don't make me come out there Berman) and remakes coming out our butts. I went to his signing in Toronto and stood in a line for three hours. He is a real gentleman. That being said - he does not respond well to dumb questions and sometimes his sense of humour rubs people the wrong way. He's ok by me and damn fine to look at up close. I watch an awful lot of film, tv, anime and read when I can. I guess that I am saying I try to watch quality and we live in a time when a ton of stuff is available so whatever I spend my money on is going to have to be different.

  • Aug. 6, 2005, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Why Bruce C. is respected

    by MrCere

    He is HONEST, or mostly, unlike every other actor in Hollywood. He stands up for independent film and B movies. He speaks for increased creativity and an influx of new ideas into Hollywood rather than rehashing old ideas and acting like they are new. He isn't afraid to call a movie where one dresses up like a bat, where aliens from Mars attack, where people have space wars in ships B movies, whatever the budget. And, have you seen his cameos in Spider-Man? Do you know another actor who would push to get a geriatric Elvis and a black JFK to fight a mummy in a movie? And do yourself a favor and see him live. He responds appropriately to idots and fans.

  • Aug. 6, 2005, 11:45 p.m. CST

    And Galaxy Quest was a rehash of Three

    by Barry Egan

  • Aug. 6, 2005, 11:54 p.m. CST


    by ChristianZane

    WHY THE FUCK ARE SO MANY ACTORS HERE CONSIDERED GOD? A fucking G-0-D? Along with Bill Murray, right? Or would he be Jesus? Fawk ya.

  • Aug. 6, 2005, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Are the Coen Brothers directing this?

    by blackstormy

    This movie sounds too good to be true, I like the idea of him killing more people then the zombies. It could really be a funny critism of media influence. And having the Coen Brothers and Sam Raimi involved would be exciting. The Coen's have been doing other people's stories lately, ie Ladykillers and Intolerable Cruelity, so why not?

  • Aug. 7, 2005, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Anyways, I was just busting your balls Sopranos-style. Love Camp

    by Man of Stool

    Peace out.

  • Aug. 7, 2005, 1:45 a.m. CST

    here's a scoop that Aint It Cool doesn't know

    by Purgatori

    Apparently Hal Sparks is going to be filming a flick with Bruce. It may be this one but I'm not sure. But they are filming a movie together (and it's not Spiderman 2 or 3) It was brought up at Comicon, so I'm assuming it's gonna be the Dark Horse flick.

  • Aug. 7, 2005, 2:09 a.m. CST

    so is Bruce aware

    by freak2thec0re

    that they pretty much already did this story with Galaxy Quest?

  • Aug. 7, 2005, 3:17 a.m. CST

    More on this...

    by thedrunkenone

    I completely forgot to mention above (yes, that's me) that Bruce also said this will start filming this fall. Also about the car for those interested... Sam Raimi has used that car in every movie he's done. Apparently Bruce's goal is to destroy that car. Sam has been hiding that car and has three other decoys. Bruce's theory is that Sam got laid in that car so takes it with him for every movie. There were a couple other pieces I think, but do not recall at this time. Yes, this is the same idea as Galaxy Quest, but it's Bruce Fucking Campbell, it'll be a fun movie. From what I understood at the Q&A, he never mentioned writing it, but it is at least his idea. I'm not sure if he'll be the only script writer or if others will work on it as well.

  • Aug. 7, 2005, 4:48 a.m. CST

    no doubt

    by freak2thec0re

    that it will be a fun movie. Just thought I'd throw the similarity out there

  • Aug. 7, 2005, 5:16 a.m. CST


    by -sfx-

    Oh, and Bruce Campbell pWnZ0Rs LOL OMFG

  • Aug. 7, 2005, 5:37 a.m. CST

    Sounds like fun to me!

    by antonphd

  • Aug. 7, 2005, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Another word of defense for Bruce...

    by Jumpstart

    For what it's worth, yeah, all his roles are the same, but that's called "character acting". Sometimes it's good to do what you're good at and go with it. Except...he was AWESOME as Elvis. He was better as Elvis than Elvis himself was IN HIS OWN MOVIES. Bruce, IMO, is fully capable of better, but chooses not to, and I think he's better for it. I betcha fanboys would call him out for selling out if he ever tried for more. I personally like the fact that he likes who he is and where he's at, and doesn't act like he's above the little people who give him fame. Okay, yeah, that has nothing to do with his acting, but it has everything to do with his career as an actor. It speaks to the fact that he's not in the business because he's a famewhore...he's in it because he loves acting, he loves a different story than Hollywood is telling, and I myself have to love it, even if it's just for novelty. That, and I'm a woman with eyes. He has aged so well, and he's friggin' hot.

  • Aug. 7, 2005, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Three reasons who Bruce is admired by his fans:

    by Otter

  • Aug. 7, 2005, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Three reasons why Bruce is admired by his fans:

    by Otter

    1) Ash 2) Autolycus 3) Brisco County, Jr.

  • Aug. 7, 2005, 8:42 a.m. CST

    An Evening With Bruce Campbell

    by CigaretteFairy

    Come on, that would sell. Heavens, if Kevin Smith would allow, that could be the beginning of a geeks-dream series of people doing their own brand of story-telling and slapstick humour. Anyone?

  • Aug. 7, 2005, 11:06 a.m. CST

    "Sounds like a rehash of Galaxy Quest"

    by F69

    Actually, Galaxy Quest was a rehash of A Bugs Life which was a rehash of The Three Amigos which was influenced by The Magnificent Seven which was a remake of Seven Samurai. Oh and Raimi's car wasn't in ALL his movies. For obvious reasons he left it out of The Quick and the Dead.

  • Aug. 7, 2005, 11:27 a.m. CST

    About the car....

    by The Pusher

    Actually, from what I remember, they took the panelling off the car and used it as panelling in a shack scene somewhere (in Quick and the Dead). But, like the scene with Bruce, they cut it from the movie anyway.

  • Aug. 7, 2005, 11:46 a.m. CST

    by MrMxyzptlk

  • Aug. 7, 2005, 12:12 p.m. CST

    The car WAS in Quick And The Dead

    by thedrunkenone

    Bruce also said that night it was in that movie. They stripped it down to the frame and used it as a wagon.

  • Aug. 7, 2005, 12:25 p.m. CST

    No Buy Bookie, No Get in Liney

    by Hate_Speech

    quite a cheesy way to make a $, I don't find him too old, but this fad of charging your fans is already old.

  • Aug. 7, 2005, 12:42 p.m. CST

    wait, did sirbiatch say he wasn't gonna be seeing this?

    by slone13

  • Aug. 7, 2005, 2:50 p.m. CST

    "move away from Evil Dead"

    by thedrunkenone

    I'm not so sure this is really so much a revisitation of The Evil Dead. After seeing his responses to the obviously overasked questions about The Evil Dead, I really think this is more a slap to the face of the fans that only recognize him as Ash. I think he's trying to get people to realize that he is not Ash, hence showing the blatant differences from Ash and Bruce Campbell. If it is at least partially a slap in the face to those fans, all the better because some of his fans really need that reality check.

  • Aug. 7, 2005, 3:42 p.m. CST

    to the guy who said "For what it's worth, yeah, all his role

    by freak2thec0re

    please, next time, do the tiniest bit of research before you make a comment like that, so you can see that what you just said is the exact OPPOSITE of character acting, and Bruce Cambell is the exact OPPOSITE of a character actor. Character acting is transforming yourself into a different person for every role you play, not playing yourself in every role you do . . . not that either one is better than the other, both are respectable in their own ways, it's just that Bruce Cambell certainly is not a "character actor"

  • Aug. 7, 2005, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Who can say?

    by JediStryker

    I first "met" Bruce Campbell when The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. hit the air. I loved the show, watched every episode, and am still waiting for the series on DVD. I then discovered Evil Dead when Evil Dead II played on cable TV one day, and I recognized "Brisco". I became obsessed with finding out more about these movies, eventually finding old copies on VHS to watch. I absolutely loved them, and instantly recognized that Bruce Campbell was, for better or worse, the star in two of the shows/movie series that I consider my favorites. After reading his autobiography, I had the feeling that he was a cool guy as well as a cool actor. Talk shit about him all you want, the fans he's made he's made for life. So it doesn't matter whether or not you like him or his movies. I guarantee you that this "Bruce vs. Ash" movie will make more than Land of the Dead.

  • Aug. 7, 2005, 4:45 p.m. CST

    by thedrunkenone

    I think Bruce probably is a really cool guy. He certainly seemed cool and loves his fans at the signing, whether it was an act or not, I believe it to be genuine. I think he is happy with his level of being a celebrity. He has enough people that love him to keep him busy, but not so much he needs security or special treatment like say Brad Pitt would. I have a touch of this myself from being in bands and love it. The people who know of my work are great fans and hanging out and partying with fans is a great experience. Bruce even said somewhere (maybe on here with Capone I think) that he enjoys touring and bringing his movie and talking to fans. That's very admirable, and I feel the same. You don't see Brad Pitt (or anyone of that caliber) going around and saying he loves fans and talking to them, if he did say so, I'd be willing to bet he's lying.

  • Aug. 7, 2005, 6:25 p.m. CST

    That's actually a pretty fine premise for a flick.

    by Chastain-86

    I can't wait to see what comes of it. It seems like Bruce's thumbing of his nose to people that can only see him in one role.

  • Aug. 7, 2005, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Funny shit

    by thedrunkenone

    Hilarious post GoatZinger. And Chastain-86, I really hope this is what this movie turns out to be. Alot of his fans are goddamn annoying for only recognizing him as Ash, they deserve the slap in the face. I must also say, very cool that my very first tip to make it on this site is #2 in Talkbacks so far (for the day anyway). And so far, most are actually being civil, which I haven't seen since the Star Wars contest to combine the old trilogy with the new. I sent off a new tip, not sure if it'll be used, but it's about the upcoming Mortal Kombat III movie. It is a fact, and as I said in the tip, I'm not sure I'm happy about it.

  • Aug. 8, 2005, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Put Hal Sparks in the zombie movie.

    by Shan

    Hal Sparks speaks Mandarin Chinese and has several black belts in many martial arts. While Bruce Campbell is stuffing up and failing to save anyone because he's not Ash, Hal as himself saves the day and everyone goes "What the hell? The guy from Queer as Folk is saving us". That's assuming they've heard of the show let alone seen it in Oregon. Blue State, right? Or are the small towns the red parts of the Blue States?

  • Aug. 8, 2005, 3:51 a.m. CST

    Uhm, Hate Speach, he isn't charging.

    by Pseudo

    I saw Mr. Campbell here in Denver and there was no requirement for you to buy his new book to get items autographed. He was actually kind enough to autograph a copy of his first book for a friend of mine as well as my copy of "Bubba HoTep". I realize other actors do this (especially at cons) but it's not happening on the "How to Make Love The Bruce Capbell Way" tour.

  • Aug. 8, 2005, 9:14 a.m. CST

    by jackofhearts29

    I agree with po-mo. Sounds too 'meta' for me. The only thing that can save 'high concept' like this is blood. Lots of it. Enough so that, in Joe Bob's words, the 'plot doesn't get in the way of the story.'

  • Aug. 8, 2005, 11:40 a.m. CST

    This sounds awesome!

    by Capt. Murphy

    In the trailer, they should say, "A B-Movie character in a world gone horribly wrong. You&#39;ve seen him in Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness. Ash is ... Bruce Campbell in ...<insert movie title here>."

  • Aug. 8, 2005, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Capt. Murphy...No They Shouldn&#39;t.


    Also lame are the people who keep saying he needs to move on from The Evil Dead. Are you fucking me?--COME ON! This is gonna be the best friggen B movie since...well...maybe since the last Evil Dead flick. And yes it&#39;s galaxy Quest Redux. But that means nothing. Eeverything has been done before. How many buddy cop movies have you seen where at least one of the cops is a silly black man? Like a million! But god knows Chris Tucker will kick his Michael Jackson leg again for a cool few mil.

  • Aug. 8, 2005, 12:51 p.m. CST


    by Hairy Nutsack

    Dear god in heaven, no one has ever, nor ever will copy anything from that piece of shit Dr. Who telefilm, get real......This will be such a funny movie. Bruce parodying himself while parodying the Evil Dead movies? You gotta be kidding me!

  • Aug. 8, 2005, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Much love to Campbell but...

    by lindyboy

    what about much love to old ideas? I admit I kind of blanched when I heard the set up explained. Potential for comedy? Yes. Hijinks ensue? Sure. Fresh? Not so much. Still, it&#39;s Bruce and zombies so how would that not motivate me to buy a ticket?

  • I know I know... he&#39;s a champion of the fanboy. He talks to you. He signs autographs. He loves B Movie making. BUT THAT DOESN&#39;T MAKE HIM A GOOD ACTOR. To say he is an icon is going WAAAAY overboard here. John Wayne is the icon of B-movies... and even he rose to something better later in his career. I wish fanboys would stop reveling over him because he was in the Evil Dead movies. That&#39;s pretty much his career rememberence right there. Tell me something else of true quality... and not just his turn in the "cult hit" (not so much) Bubba HoTep. Congrats to you guys though because without fanboys, he would have no following. I respect what he&#39;s done and the contributions he has made by being so "open and honest". But stop putting him on such a pedestel. There&#39;s a BIG difference between being a nice guy, and being a good actor. He&#39;s wooden. His delivery is poor... and is the same in every movie he is in. Tell him to take a chance on something not so schlocky (is that a word?). Let&#39;s see if he CAN do something better... and raise above the poor quality acting projects he has taken on. THEN I&#39;ll respect him a bit more. Until then, he&#39;s no more than fanboy hype gone crazy... as far as his ability.

  • Aug. 8, 2005, 4 p.m. CST

    What else Bruce was good in....


    How about Hudsucker Proxy? How about all of his television work? What about Sky High? It&#39;s hard to say what his range as an actor is since he isn&#39;t given many roles with range. However, he is a master of physical comedy, that much is clear. Wouldn&#39;t you love to watch Jim Carrey and Bruce chew up scenery in a comedy together? That movie has been begging to be made. I think Bruce is the B-movie icon he is because 60% of the appeal of those Evil Dead films is purely his performance. You have classic lines and amazing cinematography to be sure. But try picturing that stuff clicking with any other B-movie actor in the role. It just ain&#39;t the same.

  • Aug. 8, 2005, 4:39 p.m. CST


    by moto

    That argument is mute. If Jeff Bridges (off the top of my head) would have starred in EVIL DEAD, everyone would be saying, "Who else could have played Ash but Jeff Bridges?" So there&#39;s no way you can argue that. I&#39;ll give you HUDSUCKER PROXY. The only reason I think he worked in that was because his dialogue delivery suited the cheesy 30s style of quick talk. But was it a depth filled role? No. As far as physical comedy goes... not so much. His comedy is the kind of "woops, look what I&#39;m going to do... I&#39;m falling... hahahahahah." Carrey is spontaneous and his comedy just comes out of nowhere. The reason Bruce isn&#39;t getting the roles is because he hasn&#39;t taken a chance. I guess it&#39;s now a catch 24 because he can&#39;t get good roles without proving himself, and he can&#39;t prove himself without getting good roles. But choice is a BIG part of an actor&#39;s career. He&#39;s made choices. He&#39;s settled with schlock for the most part. That&#39;s why a guy like Freddie Prinze Jr. is no match compared to someone like his counterpart of sorts Ryan Phillipe. Ryan has been making good choices of late. Prinze Jr. chooses to do teeny bopper movies and Scooby Doo. If Bruce can&#39;t get the good roles, why not write, produce, and direct something since he has such a stronghold on Independant film making? Just an idea. I&#39;m not saying you can&#39;t enjoy the guy... but this constant appraisal is just a bit over the top.

  • Aug. 8, 2005, 5:08 p.m. CST

    He did direct a film he starred in..."Man With The Screaming Bra


    Don&#39;t tell me there&#39;s a lick of difference between Jim Carrey making a cartoonish face and falling down and Bruce Campbell doing the same. There really isn&#39;t. AND Jim Carrey stole from (or payed homage to) Bruce with his "fighting the hand" scene in LIAR LIAR. You do have a point about the catch 24...except it&#39;s a catch 22. catch 24 is something FOX tells you to do on Mondays.

  • Aug. 8, 2005, 5:43 p.m. CST

    OOPS... CATCH 22...

    by moto

    You&#39;re right on that one. My bad. Brain fart. As far as Carrey being no different than Bruce Campbell. Now I know you&#39;re crazy:) BIG difference here. Can&#39;t really fathom how someone would think that Campbell could head a film like Jim Carrey could. Not possible. Sorry. This is that moment where your clouded brain blocks your view. You love Campbell, so you think he&#39;s capable of such a thing. As far as the claw thing... I doubt Carrey even really knows who Bruce Campbell is. It wasn&#39;t until you just mentioned that where I actually remembered Bruce doing that. I guess we agree to disagree.

  • Aug. 8, 2005, 5:49 p.m. CST


    by moto

    ... it is SAD that he is still holding onto this Ash character. If you&#39;re going to revel in that past D-Level character, make Evil Dead 4. Can&#39;t believe he is serious about making that movie. That is literally one of the stupidest things I have read in Hollywood. So the town thinks he is Ash because he has a shotgun and a chainsaw... but he really isn&#39;t and can&#39;t use the weapons??? THIS IS WHY CAMPBELL IS A HACK. To each his own I guess. If he&#39;s happy with making shit like this... if he&#39;s content with that... what can I say?

  • Aug. 8, 2005, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Who else could&#39;ve played...?

    by Vincent Gecko

    While it&#39;s likely that whoever Sam Raimi&#39;s actor friend was (if not Bruce) during Evil Dead might&#39;ve had similar success and fand base. It&#39;s completely wrong to say that ANYONE could have done it. There are plenty examples of roles that are played by someone that would have been better suited to someone else. For example, DiCraprio in The Aviator and Gayden in Ep II & III. Each was the first to play Howard Hughs and young Anakin respectively but neither owned those roles like Bruce owns every role he&#39;s ever been in.

  • Aug. 8, 2005, 6:20 p.m. CST


    by Vincent Gecko

    Yeah, I&#39;m an asshole cause I have a typo

  • Aug. 8, 2005, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Stephen Baldwin.

    by Shan

    I doubt anyone will disagree that he&#39;s done tonnes of rubbish in the film department but I thought he was brilliant as McManus in The Usual Suspects. If he was what I&#39;d call a bad actor, he would have been bad in that film too in spite of the material. Ergo ... if Bruce has appeared or were to appear in a role which was well written and he still comes across badly, well there&#39;s your answer as to whether he&#39;s a bad actor or not.

  • Aug. 9, 2005, 2:01 a.m. CST

    I like Bruce better than Jim.....

    by Hairy Nutsack

    Jim Carrey stopped being funny to me after The Mask. Total one-trick pony in the comedy department, and doing things that others have been doing better for decades. I&#39;d watch him in more dramatic roles, but Carrey is just not funny to me anymore. Now Bruce is also a one-trick pony, but he consistently makes me laugh, he is just much funnier to me. What&#39;s more amazing is that Bruce has never displayed one iota of giant ego like Carrey does. Here&#39;s a guy that has almost constant contact with his fans and all the while we tell him how great we think he is he&#39;s denegrating himself for laughs. Bruce is a class act, Jim Carrey is a boring ass, so is Adam Sandler. YAWWWNNNNN!!

  • Aug. 9, 2005, 1:38 p.m. CST


    by moto

    Don&#39;t say Carrey has an ego because chances are you&#39;ve never met him. He&#39;s a down to earth guy. Does he attend fanboy conventions? No. But that doesn&#39;t say that he has an ego or is stuck up. He is too busy WORKING. I guess we can stop debating something as stupid as Bruce Campbell vs. Jim Carrey. That&#39;s like comparing GoBots with Transformers! No comparison. Transformers are better and much more successful. While success doesn&#39;t spell quality in Hollywood all of the time, Carrey is enjoyed by many more. And again, he takes chances on roles. He&#39;ll do a big comedy, and then turn around and do a drama. You have to wonder... if Campbell was so good, how come Sam Raimi... his best friend, doesn&#39;t even cast him in somewhat major roles??? He instead casts him in cameos. But again, you like him... and most of the film community doesn&#39;t... so to each his own.

  • Aug. 9, 2005, 5:36 p.m. CST

    by The_Alienist

    No-one screams quite like Bruce Campbell.

  • Aug. 9, 2005, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Oh Moto puh-leez.....

    by Hairy Nutsack

    Most of the film community doesn&#39;t like Bruce Campbell? What hole have you had your head stuck in because I know for a fact that most of the film communtiy does in fact like Bruce Campbell. Sam Raimi won the lottery and somehow got the Spiderman gig, up until then Sam&#39;s movies were barely noticed as being Sam Raimi movies.(although I have to give Raimi loads of credit for getting Katie Holmes naked first! The Gift indeed!) I suppose those many years of Hercules and Xena will do that to you. So please tell me what "major role" you think Bruce Campbell would have been appropriate for in the Spideys?